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Old Fashioned Poppy Seed Cake

sophia519 Mar 10, 2007 06:18 AM

Does anyone have a recipe for a poppy seed cake (not lemon)? My grandma, who was german, used to make an icebox poppyseed cake that was delicious. I can't remember if it was cream cheese based, but the frosting was white/vanilla, as was the cake. I remember the cake being so cool, light and delicious. Any ideas?

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  1. rabaja RE: sophia519 Mar 10, 2007 06:34 AM

    Baking with Julia has a great poppy seed cake recipe in it. You use leftover cake crumbs and grind the poppyseeds in a coffee grinder.
    You can use any kind of crumbs, white or chocolate, but a buttery almond cake ground up and used is really good.
    You don't have to frost it, but it would lend itself nicely.

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      Curmudgeon RE: sophia519 Mar 10, 2007 07:35 AM

      check out the label of the Solo Poppyseed Filling can for the recipe that my German Grandmother made

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        PurpleTeeth RE: Curmudgeon Mar 10, 2007 09:47 AM

        Agreed. The recipie on the can of Solo filling is just like the many poppyseed cakes my husband remembers from growing up in Poland. I fact we made 6 of them for our wedding. Just follow thw directions and dust with a little powdered suger. We added edible flowers on top.

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